The Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs this Saturday, May 2, in front of thousands of onlookers and interested bettors. American Pharoah is coming into the race as the heavy favorite, with 5/2 odds to take the coveted derby crown.
But what about gamblers who are interested in striking it big with a long shot? Coggin Toboggan professional handicappers have taken a look at some of the lesser known and long shot horses who are running the race this weekend. Who might overtake American Pharoah and shock the world? Let our experts help you out.
Mr. Z (40/1) – Owned by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford. Has run in just three races in three years, as he has torn a ligament or broken a leg during each run.
Bolo (40/1) – Accidentally ran the last two races clockwise. Will have to correct if he wants any chance to win on Saturday.
Danzig Moon (40/1) – The Coggin’s official dark horse pick. Danzig Moon has been described as the “bad boy” of horse racing by people who know this kind of thing. We can only assume this means he enjoys smacking around fillies in his stall, much like his owner Floyd Mayweather.
Ocho Ocho Ocho (40/1) – Embroiled in a tremendous scandal when his owner found him sniffing glue and eating jello before several races last year. Has been blackballed by the horse community.
Tencendur (66/1) – Odds of even placing in the derby are slim, as his owner cannot afford a car and has the horse pull a chariot for him to each race.